Definitions for chlorophyllˈklɔr ə fɪl, ˈkloʊr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
chlo•ro•phyllˈklɔr ə fɪl, ˈkloʊr-(n.)
the green pigment of plant leaves and algae, essential to their production of carbohydrates by photosynthesis.
Origin of chlorophyll:
< F chlorophylle (1818); see chloro -1, -phyll
chlo`ro•phyl′lous-ˈfɪl əs; -oʊs(adj.)
any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms
Any of a group of green pigments that are found in the chloroplasts of plants and in other photosynthetic organisms such as cyanobacteria.
literally, leaf green; a green granular matter formed in the cells of the leaves (and other parts exposed to light) of plants, to which they owe their green color, and through which all ordinary assimilation of plant food takes place. Similar chlorophyll granules have been found in the tissues of the lower animals
Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of algae and plants. Its name is derived from the Greek words χλωρός, chloros and φύλλον, phyllon. Chlorophyll is an extremely important biomolecule, critical in photosynthesis, which allows plants to absorb energy from light. Chlorophyll absorbs light most strongly in the blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, followed by the red portion. However, it is a poor absorber of green and near-green portions of the spectrum, hence the green color of chlorophyll-containing tissues. Chlorophyll was first isolated by Joseph Bienaimé Caventou and Pierre Joseph Pelletier in 1817. ⁕ Chlorophyll gives leaves their green color and absorbs light that is used in photosynthesis. ⁕ Chlorophyll is found in high concentrations in chloroplasts of plant cells. ⁕ Absorption maxima of chlorophylls against the spectrum of white light. ⁕ SeaWiFS-derived average sea surface chlorophyll for the period 1998 to 2006.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the green colouring matter in plants, especially the leaves; due to the presence and action of light.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Porphyrin derivatives containing magnesium that act to convert light energy in photosynthetic organisms.
Translations for chlorophyll
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the colouring matter of the green parts of plants.
- مادَّة اليَخْضورArabic
- clorofilaPortuguese (BR)
- das ChlorophyllGerman
- سبزینه؛ کلروفیلFarsi
- bladgrønt, klorofyllNorwegian
- سبزینه؛ کلروفیلPersian
- كلورو فيل، دنباتاتو شنه مادهPashto
- 葉綠素Chinese (Trad.)
- پتوں مین پایا جانے والا سبز مادہUrdu
- chất diệp lụcVietnamese
- 叶绿素Chinese (Simp.)
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